DAY 1: WELCOME TO MILAN!
Benvenuti a Milano! After you touch down at the airport, make your own way to your hotel. Check-in and enjoy your first day in Milan!
DAY 2: MILAN
Breakfast at your hotel. In the morning, meet your guide in a central location in Milan for the regular morning half day city tour of Milan. The visit with the local guide and the rest of the group starts at 9:30 am. Enjoy a half-day tour of the impressive city of Milan. Take a look at the medieval Sforza Castle. An impressive medieval Castle and fortress, one of the most impressive urban castles in Europe. The Castello Sforzesco was once the residence for the ruling family of Milan and now hosts several of the city's museums and art collections. Visit the splendid Duomo Cathedral, a striking example of Gothic art and the largest church in Italy. Try to count the statues crammed onto its roof and façade, there are more than 3.200 of them, before following your guide to visit the interior. Exit the Duomo and walk inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery, a 19th-century glass vaulted shopping arcade. Brimming with fashionable shops and cafes, it used to be the connecting path between the Cathedral and the La Scala Opera House, so the ladies could stay dry in their way to the theatre in case of rain.
At the end of the Galleria, you arrive at Milan’s most famous Opera House: the fabulous La Scala Theatre. Founded in 1778 and still, in use, some of the world’s greatest musicians and opera singers have performed here including Pavarotti, Maria Callas and Giuseppe Verdi. Afternoon at your leisure. Overnight stay. Meals: B
DAY 3: MILAN > COMO > BELLAGIO > MILAN
Breakfast at your hotel. In the morning, meet your guide in a central location in Milan to join the group for the full-day excursion to Como and Bellagio leaving at 8:30 am. Nestled between the huge snow-capped Alps that rise up from its shores is a fashionable lakeside town, Como. After spending time shopping and dining, you will take a two-hour panoramic cruise on Lake Como. Lake Como is the third largest lake in Europe and is surrounded by stunning alpine scenery and beautiful villages famed for their high-quality silk production. On your cruise, admire the lakeside villas and keep an eye out for Villa d'Este at Cernobbio, a luxurious hotel set in tropical gardens. The mild Mediterranean climate ensures an abundance of exotic and rare plants thrive year-round.
Docking at the town of Bellagio, one of the most famous towns on the lake, you can follow the steep alleys running up from the lake and stop for a coffee or gelato at one of the lively cafes housed in grand historic buildings. Spend some time at your leisure here before cruise back to Como. In the afternoon, return at the meeting point. Overnight stay. Meals: B
DAY 4: MILAN > ROME
After breakfast at your hotel, at the time indicated, head to Milano Centrale train station to reach Rome. Once there, make your own way to your hotel for the overnight stay. Meals: B
DAY 5: ROME
After breakfast at your hotel, reach the stop to get on-board Rome City Hop-On-Hop-Off tour to discover the beauty of Rome, creating your favourite itinerary. The pink buses are on the move all day long, taking you to the city’s most important monuments. Onboard, a very informative audio-guide will supply you with the unique history behind Rome’s visual splendour, providing plenty of information to enrich your experience. Optional tours are available (Vatican tour, Ancient Rome tour and etc). Return to the hotel on your own and overnight. Meals: B
DAY 6: ROME
Breakfast at the hotel. End of services. Arrivederci! Meals: B